What does a CITY LETTER CARRIER do?

Mail handlers sort, organize, and direct mail, packages, and other deliveries. They oversee the processing and categorizing of these items, and may also directly distribute or deliver mail to its intended recipients. They may work for the U.S. Postal Service or for the mail services department of another organization or private business. They are responsible for processing mail forwarding requests or updating address information. They operate equipment such as postage meters and labeling systems. They maintain mail records and organize related data. They may also assist customers or employees in resolving mail delivery issues.

Mail handlers typically have a high school diploma and may have completed a training program. They must be organized and detail oriented. Hands-on experience using postage meters and labeling machines is helpful.

What responsibilities are common for CITY LETTER CARRIER jobs?
  • Sort mail in delivery sequence for the assigned route.
  • Deliver packages to customers along a prescribed route.
  • Return mail collected, undeliverable mail, and submit monies and receipts to post office.
  • Furnish routine information concerning postal matters to customer.
  • Deliver and obtain receipts for registered and certain insured mail.
  • Prepare and separate all classes of mail to be carried by truck to relay boxes along.
  • Deliver and collect mail on foot or by vehicle under varying road and weather conditions in a prescribed area.
  • Perform work indoors and outdoors in all type of weather.
What are the typical qualifications for CITY LETTER CARRIER jobs?
  • Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in general studies or a related field.
  • Clean drive record.
  • Able to stand and walk 90 percent of the day.
  • Can bend and lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Strict attention to detail and time management skills.
  • Dedication to best practices when resolving issues that arise.
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Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a CITY LETTER CARRIER make?

Confident
$47,619 /yr
Total Pay
$44,874
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$2,745
 /yr

Additional Pay

$47,619

 / yr
$31K$74K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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CITY LETTER CARRIER Career Path

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Years of Experience Distribution

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2 - 4
50%
5 - 7
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8+
0%
Not including years spent in education and/or training

CITY LETTER CARRIER Insights

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May 17, 2020

“The best reason of to work here is the best job and also has good service”

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Jan 21, 2022

“dont work here unless you want to wear down your body and be forced to work 12 hour days.”

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Jun 6, 2022

“The money is honestly worth the wait my first check was $890 and my second was $1k .”

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Sep 21, 2020

“For the most part once you get in as a fulltime regular carrier pay is pretty good.”

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City Carrier Assistant
Apr 3, 2021

“The paycheck was decent but it took about 150+ hours to get it to where it was decent.”

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USPS CCA
Oct 7, 2020

“No set schedule until you become a career employee which takes up to 2 years.”

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Sep 26, 2021

“Great pay.. if you want to make money this is definitely the place.”

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City Mail Carrier
Aug 27, 2021

“However the job is super fun to do an the days fly away pay is fantastic you will not financially struggle here.”

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